BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center LLC
310 1/2  W. Main Street
Upstairs Above Carlson Auto Body Shop
Ottawa, IL  61350
About BLOOM!

    Yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program.  It is also a system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in your life. When you practice yoga, you will find that
    you are more patient, mentally sharper, and better able to handle stressful situations.Many health/fitness programs are difficult to maintain because they are rooted in
    an overall negative attitude that you are inadequate and need to ‘fix’ yourself.  No wonder we want to quit!  Negativity is a poor motivator. Yoga, on the other hand,
    meets you exactly where you are and does not judge.  By practicing yoga you have the opportunity to gain greater health, flexibility and strength through powerful,
    positive means.  Allow yourself to be healthy by honoring yourself, not forcing yourself.   ~Yoga Health Foundation


    Most of us have no idea how good our body is designed to
    feel!  Do you?  If you are looking for a way to feel better
    inside and out, try BLOOM!  No pretzels.  No latest fads. No
    Yoga Journal cover models.  We breathe.  We move slowly.  
    That does not mean we don’t work hard.  Actually, moving
    slower is more difficult than moving fast.  We use more of our
    deep, stabilizing muscles and less momentum.  We also
    practice gentle and restorative yoga to bring the body back
    into balance, on all levels.  We take the time to learn and
    understand how our bodies work, so we can all use what we
    practice in classes to bring ease to our physical bodies and
    minds in any situation or setting.  Yoga doesn’t just take place
    in a class, and it really shouldn’t just be a workout.  It’s a way
    of living. The mind and body and soul really are all one.  So
    all of these need to be stimulated and nurtured if we truly
    want to feel better inside and out.
    Not the Same!
    Yoga postures in our classes aren’t always the same as what
    you may have seen in photos or tried in the past.  We work
    on re-learning our body’s natural alignment by focusing on
    posture and incorporating efficient, functional movements
    similar to how the body naturally moves in the real world.  We
    also avoid long-term use injuries associated wih some
    traditional yoga poses.

    We all still leave stronger, more stable, more flexible, and
    most importantly, more functional and comfortable in our
    bodies.  Less effort, and more effective and longer lasting
    results.  Don’t we all want that?

    What is Yoga, Really?
    So, maybe you have heard remarks about yoga such as “I
    think they just sit there”; ….. “It’s not a workout”;  …..“I tried it
    once and it was way too hard”;  …..“I’m not flexible enough”;
    ….. or even, “People get hurt doing that!”….   BUT, it
    depends on which style of yoga you choose.  It depends on
    how educated and experienced your teacher is.  You have
    probably also heard how great yoga is supposed to be, how
    good it is for stress relief, healing injuries, chronic pain, blood
    pressure, metabolism, strength, flexibility, balance, etc…. And
    you will never know what is true for you until you try it
    yourself!  There's a reason why it's so popular, and that's
    because it really works. It's one of those things you can do
    when, and virtually wherever you like.  Not only are ordinary
    people noticing the exponential benefits of yoga, but
    scientists and health professionals are also discovering the
    value of it in the human body, on a cellular level.

    Yoga classes are held in all kinds of facilities now.  But once
    you’ve tried yoga in a yoga studio, you will find that it’s hard
    to go anyplace else.  Studios have a special ambience and
    provide the much needed peace we all need to balance our
    busy lives. All props are provided: mats, blocks, straps,
    blankets and bolsters to make your experience as
    comfortable and effective as possible.  Personal attention and
    our beautiful, healing environment make your experience
    complete.  How good do You feel?  
Copyright 2009 BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center LLC  All Rights Reserved

BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center


    Our Healing Arts Center is staffed by Diana Carlson, Certified Yoga
    Therapist, E-RYT 500, Cancer Exercise Specialist;  Christine Broset LMT;
    and Kate Brown, CCA HTACP YT 200.  They provide  many integrative
    and complementary options to improve ones overall health and well-
    being.  Their techniques include mind and body practices  such as
    meditation, deep breathing exercises, physical yoga postures, and
    progressive relaxation; Aromatherapy; energy healing such as reiki and
    healing touch; and body therapies massage, myofacial release, deep
    tissue massage, trigger point therapy, reflexology, and accupressure.

    CORE POWER 1/2 HOUR with Stephanie
    Mondays & Tuesdays, 12:15 - 12:45

    Requests for more Moderate classes, so Monday & Wednesday nights at
    5:30 will be ModerateYoga, and Tuesday nights at 5:30 will be Gentle